It’s becoming a broken document to report that Stephen Chidwick has won a US Poker Open event. On Thursday, he delivered yet one more one, his 3rd in just nine efforts. This, Event # 1: $10,000 No-Limit Hold ’em, benefited $216,000.
The Brit outlasted a field of 90 entries, every one of whom possibly must have understood they were betting second. Sean Winter months, the runner-up, was on the getting end of an ill colder to bust. Yet he must really feel rather lucky to have actually also made it to heads-up play.
Tough to Beat a Skilled Card-Catcher
Beating Stephen Chidwick on any day is tough. He doesn’t have $21.5 million in life time event revenues on crash. But when England’s all-time winningest player is capturing cards, you could too just hand him your chips.
On the final hand, Winter grabbed pocket 8s in the large blind as well as raised it up following Chidwick’s limp with 7-5. The players saw a 9-6-K flop and also Winter proceeded his aggression yet obtained a telephone call.
Drawing to just two outs, Chidwick struck the sickest card in the deck– an 8, giving him a straight and also his challenger a set. Stephen started the hand with over 7 million chips versus 4.1 million. As you probably expected, all the money got in on the turn. A river 3 was no help to Winter months that was eliminated in second location for $157,000.
Although he was dissatisfied in the last result, he must feel rather fortunate. With five gamers remaining as well as the blinds at 40,000/ 80,000 with an 80,000 stake, he had just 350,000 chips, much less than 5 huge blinds.
Lazaro Hernandez assisted Winter season move up the pay range. After semi-bluffing with an open-ended straight draw versus Chidwick’s flopped nut directly, Hernandez then disposed his remaining chips to the ultimate champ many thanks to a pre-flop all-in with a weak ace that got no help from the neighborhood cards. He was removed in 5th location for $72,000.
Afterwards, the cards began falling Winter months’s way. One double-up led to another and also prior to anybody could blink, he was a major hazard to win– right up until he encountered that one last colder.
US Poker Open Event #1 Final Table Results
- Stephen Chidwick (United Kingdom) $216,000
- Sean Winter (USA) $157,000
- Joseph Cheong (USA) $112,500
- Joseph Cappello (USA) $90,000
- Lazaro Hernandez (USA) $72,000
- Joseph Orsino (USA) $54,000
He Just Keeps Winning
Chidwick earned the US Poker Open championship trophy last year because he was unstoppable. He won two tournaments out of the eight events. And he also made the final table in three other events, cashing for a total of $1.2 million.
With his victory on Thursday, he’s off to another great start, earning $216,000 and 200 series points. But with nine events remaining, it’s still anyone’s ballgame. Just don’t be surprised if Chidwick successfully defends his crown.
Event #2: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha also got underway from the PokerGo Studio in Las Vegas on Thursday. You can catch that final table in its entirety on the PokerGo app Friday beginning at 2 pm PT.